Ronaldo Shines as Juventus Dispatch Torino in Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning goal and provided an assist as Juventus eased to a 4-1 derby win over Torino to open up a seven-point lead at the top of Serie A.

Juventus made a lightning start and opened the scoring through a fine Paulo Dybala effort before Ronaldo teed up Cuadrado for their second at the Allianz Stadium.

Ronaldo was by no means a constant nuisance to the Torino defense, but the Portugal star turned it on when he needed to, setting up Juan Cuadrado before scoring a brilliant goal.

An Andrea Belotti penalty gave the visitors a lifeline just before half-time, as Gianluigi Buffon was beaten in his record 648th Serie A appearance.

But Ronaldo struck again with a wonderful free-kick in the 61st minute to re-establish the two-goal lead and effectively put the game beyond doubt.

The visitors’ haplessness was then summed up by Koffi Djidji’s late own goal, the defender turned in Douglas Costa’s cross past Salvatore Sirigu.

This result saw Juventus take a seven-point lead over Lazio, who failed to pick up any points when they hosted AC Milan on Saturday night.

Now Juventus must travel to face Milan themselves on Tuesday, while Tornio host Brescia on Matchday 31 next Thursday.